Reporter , Civil Society Media from May 2011
Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.
She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.
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Sector representatives have today sought reassurances from government about the likely impact on UK charities of leaving the European Union.
Kirsty Weakley argues that if charities don’t understand what their technology partners are doing, they risk damaging trust in the sector.
The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."
An app that claimed to support a charity rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean by enabling users to search satellite data has been pulled from Apple’s app store, after technology experts said it did not work.
Médecins Sans Frontières has said that it will not take any more funding from European Union member states, in protest at the way the refugee crisis is being handled.
Acevo, the infrastructure body for charity chief executives, has said the Charity Commission board has "never been less representative of the sector" and said that the regulator’s governance has been “gravely compromised”.
Kirsty Weakley considers the implications of yesterday’s Charity Commission board announcement.